BA Film Studies


This is the Educational Effectiveness Evaluation Plan for this program. See department website for additional information about this program

Learning Outcomes

  • Write well-structured, thesis-driven papers, by identifying core concepts, theories and histories of film and media, applying relevant scholarly sources, in a clear writing style, to formulate and support a critical argument.
  • Compare and differentiate between global filmmakers, film aesthetics, and film industries in international cinema.
  • Evaluate and analyze historical and theoretical perspectives relevant to film and media, such as genre, form, reception, primary sources, and narrative.
  • Produce research papers that demonstrate sophisticated evaluation of film and media scholarship, using specific disciplinary terminology relative to film and media aesthetics, criticism, and history.

Course requirements for the degree

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Curricular Map

The curricular map shows how each required course contributes to the program's learning outcomes.

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Annual Learning Outcomes Assessment Report(s)

In a process called assessment, the faculty of each degree program measure student attainment of program learning outcomes goals on an annual basis. The assessment processes used by this program can be found in the link (PDF) below:

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Assessment Rubric

In assessing learning outcomes, program faculty often develop rubrics which establish criteria and expectations showing how outcomes are evaluated. The assessment processes used by this program can be found in the link (PDF) below:

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Program Review

Program review represents Chapman's commitment to excellence in academic programs through periodic review of educational effectiveness. Every 5 to 7 years, program faculty members prepare a self-study report, which is reviewed by external, expert reviewers, numerous Chapman faculty governance councils and committees, and the Office of the Provost. Program review provides an opportunity for each program to reflect on its educational effectiveness as well as its contribution to the university's mission and strategic plan. The results of program review guide institutional planning, budgeting and decision-making.